Drayton Hall Plantation Admission Ticket in Charleston

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Discover historic Drayton Hall, the oldest preserved Plantation house in America still open to the public. Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. Enjoy a 45 minute self paced audio tour of this historic estate and complete your visit with a self-guided tour of the grounds as well as access to two galleries and an 18th century African-American cemetery. Explore Drayton Hall on this family-friendly excursion from downtown Charleston; guarantee admission to this popular site by booking ahead.



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Average 4.24 out of 5 stars based on 41 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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1ShelleyM, Feb 2023 Verified
Beautiful and historic activity! The home was magnificent and the landscape was breath-taking! The shop was new and clean and had many wonderful items to choose from! Very friendly staff.
nebraska33, Feb 2023 Verified
This was such a beautiful place. We took the guided tour by the app, and saw an alligator in the pond towards the end. It was a neat place, because it was more authentic than the other places, and not so commercialized.
Jan_O, Jan 2023 Verified
Enjoyed our guide Morgam’s tour. Drayton Hall is a remarkable example of Civil War era architecture. A wonderful experience for us history lovers.
amybH5680EP, Nov 2022 Verified
Excellent. Was told this was the most historical. Would definitely recommend to any interested in the longevity of the family who owned it
Kroche223, Nov 2022 Verified
Worth the trip! Informative, educational. Have done an excellent job of preserving the past for future generations to understand the history through different lenses.
Suzanne_L, Oct 2022 Verified
Lovely grounds and interesting historical take on preservation and management. Historians are available but most of the tour is self guided.
Laura_M, Oct 2022 Verified
I brought my granddaughter, Clark Tanner, with me. She is 7 and attended a week long summer camp at Drayton Hall. She loved talking with Rosemary who was absolutely delightful. Clark was so excited and was sure that I got to see the cat door.
Bulldog82, Aug 2022 Verified
This is a unique place in US history as it is the only non-renovated Revolutionary era house existing. Plus is the oldest representation of Palladian architecture in the US. Amazing that it has remained in Drayton family all this time.There is a lot of things they don’t know about the history and the people that worked the plantation, which adds some intrigue.It also discusses some of the details of the enslaved people that help build much of this country and specifically worked and built this plantation.We did not take the guided tour which is the only way to see the upstairs of the house. After visiting, I can see the benefits of getting the elevated tour.Recommend planning to spend 2-3 hours if you really want to learn and see most all. There are no existing plantation gardens to wander and explore. You can wander down to the Ashley River and to the phosphate mining area that happened after the Civil War.Definitely more adult oriented. Kids have plenty of open ground to run around, but not really anything that will hold their interest for an extended period.
William_W, Jul 2022 Verified
We loved Drayton Hall. The property and history were great. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour for all history buffs.
nicolesL9162XH, Jun 2022 Verified
This tour was set up perfectly including maps and audio. The property is being preserved and an active archealogical dig was being completed in the basement. The plantation and grounds were impressive. Everyone was so knowledgable and helpful.

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